I’ve made a pretty big change in my life, I moved to a completely new place with a job that pays really good in this collapsing economy. I am not sure I will stay here forever as in the desert is not a place that is sustainable long term for self-sufficiency with is important for me. That being said, it’s lonely at times knowing no one, but it’s put some things into perspective, and reminds me how dumb most people are.
Most people have never traveled or lived meaningfully outside of the place they were born. I came from a small town and knew this fact, but thought maybe it was localized just there. This is a city and most people grew up here, went to college here, live here, its kind of sad; very just taking what life gives you rather then going your own way.
People are dumb with time and money. I grew up extremely, extremely tight with my money, as I rarely had any. People blow money like crazy on stupid shit, bad food, things they discard right away. It is stunning how little people know about fixing their own stuff, making things last etc. I haven’t had the internet, and I feel withdrawals, but being forced to go to public wifi spots has helped me cut down on stupid surfing, I have to have my purpose dialed.
My boss is ‘smart’ but is religious and doesn’t believe in climate change or evolution- and I work in science. I guess this shows how successful propaganda is that smart people can believe basic untruths. If people don’t believe evolution happens, how would you ever convince them of subtler truths that we are exposed to?